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from hurricane igor. this is 9 news now. >>> i'm bruce johnson and thanks for joining us this saturday night. we begin with a local crime spree that apparently came to an end. homes belonging to indian american families have been burglarized, 37 homes in all. the thieves are looking for gold. the mastermind is a woman from new york. >> reporter: that was her then, and this is her now. >> wow, finally, i believe like there's a justice system. >> reporter: 34-year-old melinda soto pleaded guilty to 37 burglaries, and stealing more than half a million dollars, mainly in family gold from indian americans in northern virginia. two other men, including her husband, have been charged. but that was hardly the case when i visited laha a year ago. $100,000 worth of diamonds, gold and other valuables snatched away. her community scared, paranoid and skeptical of everyone who came into their neighborhood. >> now, at least they can go to their house, sleep in their house. the house is a place where you live, and it was a hunting place. >> reporter: according to court documents, she found them by go
or three times. i keep my blinds closed all day. i keep my blinds on my balcony closed. i'm not used to living that way. i don't like to have to do that. >> a flyer has our phone numbers. a young black male. >> okay. >> anywhere from 18-20s? >> reporter: at sunset, montgomery county police officers blanketed the neighborhood trying to unearth clues that could lead to the man who robbed these residents of their peace of mind. >> it just might be something and it might be the tip we need. >> reporter: the composite sketches may be different, but the descriptions are the same. the suspect is black, 17-25 years old, 5'7" to 5'10" with a slim build and no facial hair. in each attack he's crept into an apartment through an open ground floor window. in june, he raped a 68-year-old woman. this month it's believed he raped again. right across the street. assaulting an 86-year-old. >> every day you get up and you think you've heard everything. but you hear something like this and you realize there are some really crazy people out there. it's terrible. it's just terrible. >> investigators belie
for joining us. we begin with breaking news in the district. there has been a drive-by in northeast. three people including two teens have been shot. one of the teenagers believed to be seriously wounded. other teen was struck in the foot. witness says several people were in the area of 53 and clay streets when shots were fired. prince george's county police are investigating a rash of strong armed robberies tonight. victims all university of maryland student being mugged by several people. walking at night in a group no guarantee that you will be safe. >> it's scary. it really is. it's something you have to keep an eye out for. >>> the muggings are putting some students on edge. last friday three umd students getting into a car at this hotel at baltimore avenue and berwyn road are attacked by three suspects. >> very scary knowing it's that close to home and it happens more often this semester than in the past. >>> two days later five crooks jumped three students at a bus stop. and a week later this past saturday morning a student walking on hartwalk and princeton avenue is approached by f
'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us this saturday night. we begin with one of the area's most popular and crowded spots, chinatown where new efforts are underway to stop people gathering and fighting near the metro stop. armando trull reports where authorities are trying something new. >> reporter: it is called the mosquito, but right now it's a mosquito free zone, but that wasn't the case earlier, because a mosquito was buzzing around. this is what a 21st century mosquito looks and sounds like. that's a mosquito. >> oh, wow. >> have you ever seen a mosquito like that? >> no. >> at least it's the nickname of an electronic device that sounds out a high-pitched hum. >> i hear a sound, and this sounds really noisy. >> the mosquito is meant to discourage loitering, especially by teens, whose ears are especially sensitive to high frequencies. >> maybe a little, but not too much. keep moving. >> reporter: folks over 25. >> i was wondering how did it work and. >> reporter: the high-tech safety device was installed two weeks ago by the gallery place partners, llc, a real estate company that m
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